Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1080 on: July 01, 2020, 05:51:29 AM »
Turdus philomelos, Song Thrush

This stamp was issued by The Royal Mail of the UK in a six-stamp series in 1998 named ENDANGERED SPECIES

I searched copies of  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN for an article about a garden in the UK which mentions birds ,if not the Song Thrush, and found this

LEARNING, NOT DOZING !
by Gillian Biddle
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 51, January 2008
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1081 on: July 02, 2020, 09:42:53 AM »
Tabebuia pentaphylla, also known as pink poui.

A stamp issued by British Honduras in a four-stamp series to celebrate
Easter 1972

Tabebuia pentaphylla seems to be a synonym for Tabebuia rosea

This tree is mentioned as putting on a brilliant show in Brisbane in late spring
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 83, January 2016
TREES IN BRISBANE by Jan Flanigan

There are photographs illustrating this article, but not this tree, here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/83-brisbane.html
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1082 on: July 03, 2020, 09:16:56 AM »
Gossypium and Triticum,  Cotton and Wheat
A stamp from Egypt issued in 1959

The stamp was issued under the name UAR 'National Symbols'

I have this cotton cushion cover in my collection of WIPs, Work In Progress, together with the necessary cotton thread to finish it. Then what? There is also a lovely unfinished tapestry Tea Cozy left unfinished since 1945. In fact, I seem to be the depositary for the WIPís of the departed not to mention my own knitted WIPs.

Cotton is mentioned in ISLAND TREES by Nigel McGilchrist
In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90, October 2017

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1083 on: July 08, 2020, 05:45:33 AM »
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa, Mole cricket

This stamp was issued by The Royal Mail of the UK in a six-stamp series in 1998 named ENDANGERED SPECIES

The mole cricket is mentioned in one issue of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, number 8, Spring 1997 in the article by Margaret Lynch
AGAVE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1084 on: July 09, 2020, 09:18:31 AM »
Gentiana pneumonanthe

A stamp issued in 1966 by the DDR in a three-stamp series named
 PROTECTED FLOWERS

Gentians are mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN and today I am recommending number 87, January 2017 for you to read
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016:
THE ATHENS PROGRAMME by Caroline Davies

As an added bonus photographs illustrating this article can be seen here

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/87-agm.html
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1085 on: July 10, 2020, 07:19:10 AM »
Capparis spinosa, caper

A stamp issued by Tunisia in a four-stamp series in 1968 named PLANTS

Capparis spinosa, caper, features in
THE PLANTS THAT PERFUME MY GARDEN by Burford Hurry
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 98, October 2019

The photo is of one of the many Capparis plants growing in waste land in Corinth
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1086 on: July 12, 2020, 05:09:20 AM »
Edraianthus tenuifolius, Grassy Bells

In 1967 Hungary issued a seven-stamp series to commemorate   the 150th Anniversary of the Death of Pal Kitaibel,
 3rd February 1757- 13th December 1817

This plant is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 60, April 2010 in
WEED RISK ASSESSMENTS Ė A WARNING
 By Roy Pavelin

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1087 on: July 12, 2020, 03:28:04 PM »
I wanted to post a photo of Caparis Spinoza which was having its little fruit picked by a foreign worker but I was driving and there was no where to stop. They grow in all places here in Cyprus but this specific ones  are growing inside the isle  of the round about.  A dangerous place to get into having to avoid the traffic but this Vietnamese worker was unperturbed. These workers/carers have learnt the art of preserving the foliage and later the fruit and  sell them in the Saturday market.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1088 on: July 12, 2020, 04:36:41 PM »
Good for them

My husband loves Capers but I don't.
, However several recipes I have collected over the years have written in pencil. add some capers
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1089 on: July 14, 2020, 05:33:15 AM »
Juglans regia, Persian walnut, English walnut, Καρυδιά βασιλική

A stamp issued by Bulgaria in 1964 in a six-stamp series named OLD TREES

Juglans regia is mentioned in several issues of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose number 78, October 2014 for you to read
 A MEDICINAL GARDEN ON MENORCA by Sally Beale
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1090 on: July 15, 2020, 05:18:16 AM »
Segmentina nitida, Shining ramís horn snail

This stamp was issued by The Royal Mail of the UK in a six-stamp series in 1998 named ENDANGERED SPECIES
This snail lives in wetlands and ponds and can be found in most countries of Europe

Although gardeners are not usually fond of snails, they are mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN as destroyers of young plants
Read COMPROMISES by Caroline Harbouri in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90, October 2017
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1091 on: July 16, 2020, 10:09:39 AM »
Datura stramonium

Hungary issued an 8-stamp series in 1961 named MEDICINAL PLANTS.
Unfortunately, I only have two or three from the series.

Datura is mentioned in CALOTROPIS PROCERA IN CRETE by Flavio Zanon as being suitable for planting next to each other

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 98, October 2019

The photo of Datura stramonium is of a plant round a tree in the neighbourhood.
The photo of what I believe to be Calotropis procera was taken in Aswan when we did the Nile Cruise
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1092 on: July 17, 2020, 10:10:24 AM »
Sorghum bicolor

Bophuthatswana issued a four-stamp series in 1979 featuring BEER MAKING
This stamp appears to show the first step in the process of beer making, unfortunately I don't have the other stamps in the series

Sorghum is mentioned in SOME DROUGHT-TOLERANT FOOD PLANTS: PART 2 by David Bracey

There is also a drawing of maize, chayote, sorghum and soya by Katherine Fedden in the same article
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 57, July 2009
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1093 on: July 21, 2020, 05:29:24 AM »
Spathodea campanulate Beouv. African tulip tree

Cuba issued this postage stamp in a seven-stamp series in 1967 to celebrate
The 150th Anniversary of The Cuban Botanical Gardens.

This ornamental tree is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 96, April 2019 in
RELIC HUNTING by Christoph Wieschus

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1094 on: July 24, 2020, 07:25:14 AM »
Carica papaya, Papaya

A stamp issued by Singapore in a four-stamp series named
International Stamp Exhibition BANGKOK 93 , FRUITS

I was pleased t find this stamp as I have a photo of a Papaya tree growing in the Eden Project, Cornwall taken on our visit there in 2005.
It must be growing in the tropical section of the Eden Project where the air is warm and wet

Papaya is mentioned in a few issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
After reading several of them I decided on number 20, April 2000 and read
FROM ONE GARDEN TO ANOTHER by Yannick Jakober
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care